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  1. Thread: wax spinners

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    Re: wax spinners

    I have the SR spinner. I had the same problem when I bought mine a few years ago. What I did was loosen the four bolts that hold the spindle to the tub then re-torque the bolts. I did this because...
  2. Thread: House Wrens!

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    Re: House Wrens!

    Thats awesome!
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    Re: Grooved vs Wedge

    I like grooved topbar and a solid bottom. I wire and then use a battery charger to heat the wires to inbed the foundation. I have never used a wax tube to hold the foundation in place. I operate...
  4. Thread: Melter Honey

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    Re: Melter Honey

    Thanks Deezil, I'll PM you when I get the time bloocked out to make Bochet out of it. I won't be making that much, so we could make some kind of deal on the honey if your interested.
  5. Thread: Melter Honey

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    Re: Melter Honey

    Thanks for the replys. It is a dark black honey. The heater for the botling tank stuck on and when I came back to the honey house eight hours later it was all steamed up and looking into the tank to...
  6. Thread: Melter Honey

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    Melter Honey

    Has anyone used melter honey to make mead? Does it change the flavor of the mead?
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    Re: Bees are angry

    The way I get my smoker lit, have a can of WD-40 and spray the fuel before lighting it. Leave the cap open and puff the bellows for a good min. or more before shutting the cap.

    I would suspect...
  8. Thread: bee suit

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    Re: Article About Beekeeping

    I have had my UB for over four years now and am very happy with it. I never take the hood off and just slip the jacket over my head. Pretty fast on and off that way.
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    Re: Taking Bets are There Bees In the Box?

    I'm going to bet "no". I had a swarm trap several years ago that did the same thing, except I had it tied to a branch and they built the comb around it. Was a bit of a chore seperating everything....
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    Re: What is the secret to Ross Rounds?

    Ross round supers need to have a strong necter flow and lots and lots of bees. Some hives do better than others for reasons I do not understand. I only have four ross supers, and If I force all the...
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    Re: How do you store Drawn comb?

    I stack my supers (@700) in dry storage with them cross stacked. I do not put any chemicals on them ever. I have never had a wax moth problem as they do not like the light that gets in from the small...
  12. Re: Western Washington Beekeepers how many lbs of honey do you leave for overwinterin

    I overwinter in two deeps. I want them to weigh a minumum of 110 lbs. Thats boxes, bees pollen and honey.
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    Re: Bee Pollen sizing

    I sell it in the 12oz hex jar.
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    Re: Western Washington Beekeepers

    I'm in the Lake Stevens area. Have about 150 hives. I run them with three deeps and then add shallow or western super as needed. I like to have at least one extra super then I think they need to let...
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    Re: Got our first ever honey crop today

    Congradulations! Your own honey is always the best in the world. Enjoy it!
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    Re: Bees not Foraging (Help Please)

    My first thought is they are getting ready to swarm. Have you looked for swarm cells?
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    Re: Abandoned Bee Hive

    Put them into new equipment. Then I would recomend moving them at the minumum 2 mile away. I would leave them at the new location at least 30 days to have the older bees die off before bringing them...
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    Re: Trailer and lift recommendation

    Hey Ben, I just went through what you are going through. I initially bought a 14' bee boom that I was going to put on a flatbed truck. When I finally bought the truck I didn't want to put the boom on...
  19. Re: How many people use Salt Blocks for their bees and how do I know...

    After a day of fishing in the ocean, my bees cover the boat to harvest the salt. I would use the plain white block if I were to do it.

    I have thought of just putting a bucket of salt water out...
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    Re: Think I made a mistake.....

    Nice recovery! Very little setback was done since you were able to recycle their comb. Way to go!
  21. Thread: Forklifts

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    Re: Forklifts

    Congratulations Mike! How is the trailer situation coming along?
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    Re: Swinger Trailer

    See post 11 Mike. It is built for the swingers, its the one Mark Brown sent me to. Lots of pictures if you want someone local to build it.

    If you want to, you can come look at my trailer and take...
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    Pollination of Pears

    I have not pollinated pears before. What little I think I know about it is that it is harder on the bees then apples. What is the going rate of rentals for pears?
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    Re: Swinger Trailer

    here is a purpose built one Mike. http://www.jacobsentrailer.com/trailers/beekeeper/

    I found a 12'tandom tiltbed on craigslist, otherwise I was looking at the jacobsen trailers to haul mine on....
  25. Thread: Forklifts

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    Re: Forklifts

    My swinger 1K is here! Nice machine, after running it around the place and playing with it I finally parked it in the barn and just sat there admiring it. Thanks again everyone for your inputs.
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